Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Gulf States To Aid Attack On Iran

Three Arab states would be willing to allow the Israeli air force to enter their airspace in order to reach Iran in case of an attack on its nuclear facilities, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported. According to the report, a diplomat from one of the gulf states visiting Washington said Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates have told the United States that they would not object to Israel using their airspace, despite their fear of an Iranian response.The Kuwaiti newspaper also reported that NATO leaders are urging Turkey to open its airspace for an attack on Iran as well and to also open its airports and borders in case of a ground attack. A British newspaper reported that Israel is negotiating with the US over permission for an “air corridor” over Iraq, should an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities become necessary.